February 2015 Features

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark on Transportation Funding: We Can’t Afford to Wait

    February 27, 2015

    There are few things more important to any community than transportation, and the same goes for any business. No matter what size or location our communities need safe, efficient connectivity for both residents and businesses. This is why improving Georgia’s transportation infrastructure has long been a focus of the Georgia Chamber and why it is our highest priority for the 2015 legislative session.

  • Albany Technical College Celebrates Engineering Technology Week

    February 26, 2015

    Albany Technical College will celebrate Engineering Technology Week with an event today beginning at 1pm in the Kirkland Conference Center.

  • Jason Wilcox on FLSA 2015: Employee Classification and Revised Exemptions

    February 25, 2015

    Change is coming to the Wage and Hour landscape and employers should take time now to analyze the classification of each exempt employee to avoid large headaches and penalties later in the year. Attorney with Moore Clarke DuVall & Rodgers Jason Wilcox gives us some more insight into the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Albany Marathon & Street Festival Set for the First Weekend in March

    February 23, 2015

    The 2015 Albany Marathon and Mardi Gras Street Festival are scheduled for Saturday, March 7th. A qualifier for the Boston Marathon, the race attracts runners from around the world. Last year, more than 1,400 runners from 40 different states, Austria, Canada, United Kingdom and Venezuela registered and 1,280 runners finished the race.

  • Albany Lands WebstaurantStore Distribution Center, 150 Jobs

    February 19, 2015

    Gov. Nathan Deal and local officials announced this morning that WebstaurantStore, an e-commerce brand that sells restaurant equipment and supplies, will create 150 jobs and invest $10 million into a distribution and fulfillment center in Albany over the next three years.

  • Georgia Southwestern Interim President Patterson Takes a Long View

    February 18, 2015

    Dr. Charles Patterson took the reins at Georgia Southwestern State University on Jan. 1, 2015, as interim president. Former president Dr. Kendall Blanchard retired at the end of 2014 after leading the university for six years.

  • Transportation Survey Finds Georgians Solidly Support Funding Reform

    February 17, 2015

    The Georgia Transportation Alliance today released a survey of statewide voters on the topic of transportation funding. Results indicate that likely voters are willing to pay more at the pump to maintain and enhance critical transportation infrastructure.

  • ASU College of Business Students Excel in Top Internships

    February 16, 2015

    The Albany State University College of Business is preparing students for premier business information systems (BIS) internships.

  • $200M Albany P&G Biomass Facility Green Lit: 500 Construction Jobs, 50-70 Permanent Jobs Coming

    February 13, 2015

    Construction activities have already begun on the P&G and Constellation Energy biomass plant, scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2017. Construction is expected to create up to 500 new jobs over the next two years, with an additional 50 to 70 permanent local jobs for ongoing operations once the plant is built.

  • The 27th Annual Quail Hunt Sells Southwest Georgia

    February 12, 2015

    While business expansion and recruitment for Georgia is the overall goal of the 27th annual Georgia Quail Hunt this week, the wooing is taking place among the wiregrass and pines of Southwest Georgia plantations.The event welcomed 18 business and industry recruitment and expansion prospects from around the world to Southwest Georgia. State and local leaders weigh in on the importance of the event to the state, and Southwest Georgia.

  • Governor Deal Pushes Georgia to Improve Education and Infrastructure in 2015

    February 10, 2015

    Georgia ranks number one in the nation in terms of its business climate. In an interview with Georgia CEO, Governor Nathan Deal shares how he believes attention to industry and infrastructure in 2015 will move Georgia forward and preserve its status as the best state to do business.

  • Nominations Open for Annual ADEDC Industry Awards

    February 09, 2015

    Nominations are open for the Albany-­Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s annual Industry Awards, which recognize the successes of the community’s existing industries. The awards application deadline is March 6th; winners will be announced at an awards breakfast on April 15th.

  • 10 Board Trends for 2015

    February 06, 2015

    "As corporate boards kick off the year in a generally positive global economic climate, directors can think more strategically about growth," says Susan Stautberg, CEO of WomenCorporateDirectors. "2015 will deliver more opportunities for established industries and fast-growing sectors alike, and boards will need to ensure their companies are continuing to evolve."

  • Invision Technologies Acquires Alarm Detection Technology to Further Growth

    February 05, 2015

    On January 1st, Invision Technologies LLC acquired Alarm Detection Technology, Inc., the ADT Security Services provider for South Georgia. Both firms are located in Albany. The new combined company, which will use the Invision Technologies name, will continue to provide ADT security and automation services along with IT services and support.

  • AT&T Georgia: Connectivity and the Internet of Things

    February 04, 2015

    Under the guidance of Beth Shiroishi, President, AT&T Georgia, the company participates in and supports the eco-system created by the crossover of the technology and communications industries. The company focuses on improving high speed access to networks and the productive, innovative use of those networks to change the way people interact with their world.

  • Sheriff Kevin Sproul: Thank You for Your Support

    February 02, 2015

    Being a law enforcement officer used to be considered a “glamorous” career. Television programs like “COPS” and others portray the officer’s time as full of intrigue and excitement. A law enforcement officer’s job is often thankless, with long hours and low pay. One of the most important things to any law enforcement officer is to have the support of the community he/she serves. Our community, on the other hand, has shown great support for local law enforcement all along.